Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute found more than 1,000 Android apps gathers data from devices "even after people explicitly denied them permission," reports CNET. The apps used workarounds hidden in code that took personal data from Wi-Fi sources and metadata stored in phones, and in some cases accessed unprotected files on a device’s SD card. Google and the Federal Trade Commission were notified about the issues last September. Google said the issues would be addressed with the release of Android Q later this year. The full details of the 1,325 apps involved will be released in August.
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